City of Fort Wayne

Recreation Center Coordinator – McMillen Center

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Job Code: 2023037
Posted On: Wednesday, 22nd March 2023
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: Specific hours and days depend on when activities are scheduled.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $14.00 - $17.00 per hour

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Manager - McMillen Center, the incumbent trains and gives guidance to children as they learn to play together in harmony, establishes proper social conduct and respect for the recreation rules and regulations and plants seeds of sportsmanship and cooperation in the children.  The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, leads, organizes, and evaluates recreational activities both on-going and special activities in games, sports, tournaments and events for children of all ages;
  • Maintains all equipment and supplies needed for each activity;
  • Maintains discipline among McMillen Center participants;
  • Performs duties in accordance with the City’s safety rules operating regulations and practices and follows required procedure for reporting injuries;
  • Attends McMillen Center staff meetings to plan daily activities and accepts assigned responsibilities;
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Gathers and organizes all supplies and equipment needed for each activity;
  • Keeps accurate daily attendance for each activity and reports this to McMillen Center Manager;
  • Helps maintain and updates current registration file for all participants;
  • Encourages all children and adults to participate in McMillen Center activities and promotes activities with flyers in surrounding neighborhood, working with neighborhood volunteers;
  • Helps out or fills in when needed in other program/class areas, performs other duties at McMillen Center such as answers phones greets public, closes/secures building and sets up for programs, classes and other activities as needed;
  • Assist with Kids Café and other kitchen duties/responsibilities when required;
  • Reports irregularities and abnormal conditions at facility to manager;

Those aged 16 or 17 years old will help to oversee younger age groups under the supervision of adult staff.

  • These staff will only help assist, under the supervision of an adult staff member, to transport younger children;
  • Attend staff meetings as required;
  • Does not drive a City Vehicle;
  • Help in other Park facilities and programs as assigned.


Performs other duties as required.


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 



  • Incumbent does not supervise any staff.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Two years of post-high school education in Physical Education or Leisure Studies preferred, or two years experience in recreation or leisure activities, or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • General knowledge of working effectively with people in the work place as well as in the public;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to take own initiative to plan and organize activities in a timely manner;
  • Attends Hepatitis B orientation and turns in acceptance or denial waiver.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS – Required for Continued Employment

  • Valid Indiana Driver's License if City vehicle is used.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR by the American Heart Association within two weeks of employment (provided by the City’s Risk Management Department)


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Applications may be submitted on-line at or using the City of Fort Wayne Human Resources Department computer kiosks located at Citizen’s Square, 1st Floor, 200 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne IN between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.